We're an agency committed to providing resources that bring education, resources, and healing due to the trauma impact of growing up in a home with domestic violence, known as Childhood Domestic Violence, along with the cause; Domestic Violence to underrepresented communities. Children in these homes know about the violence occurring, and are most certainly are impacted by the repercussions of domestic violence. Even if a child is not physically harmed, they are impacted by the violence that bleeds into adulthood. The journey of recovery after experiencing and/or being exposed to domestic violence is a lifelong journey. DOVES Network is here to help communities of color take steps daily to overcome violence and embrace safety (DOVES) and is a 501c3 public designated charity. Your donations directly fund programs and services for those impacted by Childhood Domestic Violence and Domestic Violence.
DOVES Network is not a 24-hour service provider and does not provide crisis services.
If you are in crisis and are in need of immediate assistance, please call the
National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Our Mission & Vision
Our mission is to drive awareness of Childhood Domestic Violence by providing trauma-informed education and healing resources to underrepresented communities and faith spaces. While being an ally and providing value to those on the front lines addressing the root cause, Domestic Violence.
Our vision is to be a national network partnered with direct service providers, academic, faith, and corporate institutions to provide trauma-informed restorative healing solutions to uproot the trauma of domestic violence.
Millions of children worldwide are exposed to domestic violence every year and over forty million adults grew up in homes plagued by the epidemic. Executive Director, Tiffany Mensah is one of the 40 million adults who discovered her life purpose was to shed the light on this adverse childhood experience (ACE) and also provide tools for healing.
Tiffany shares her journey of growing up in a home plagued with domestic violence in her memoir, Forgotten: Living in the Shadows of Domestic Violence.
"My mom was just trying to survive. I wish someone talked about the effects early on in life with both of us. It would've prevented me from self-medicating through the avenues that I did as a teenager. The bulk of my success was attributed to those who took me by the hand and advocated for our healing, and created avenues of creativity that developed the giftings and strengths I have today," says Tiffany.
You are not what has happened to you...
Healing and wholeness is possible.